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Country Strong (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music | 7 January 2011 (USA)
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A rising country-music songwriter works with a fallen star to work their way to fame, causing romantic complications along the way.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Joe (as JD Parker)
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Travis' Mom (as Lisa Stewart Seals)
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Storyline

A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester). Written by Anonymous

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It doesn't matter where you've been as long as you come back strong.

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving alcohol abuse and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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7 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Love Don't Let Me Down  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,000 (USA) (24 December 2010)

Gross:

$20,218,921 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Much of Beau Hutton's appearance is modeled after Texan singer-songwriter, Hayes Carll, who wrote several of the songs performed by the character in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In Dallas, when Chiles is singing the song "A Little Bit Stronger", her hand is on her stomach in one shot and her chest in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Chiles Stanton: [singing] ... whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away.
[she sees Beau on the doorway]
Chiles Stanton: Oh hi Beau.
Beau Hutton: Ever be here to wish me good luck?
Chiles Stanton: I'm on board. I'm playing three songs tonight.
Beau Hutton: Says who?
Chiles Stanton: Says James Canter, that's who.
Beau Hutton: Bullshit.
Chiles Stanton: Bulltrue. I happen to be a consideration as an opening act for Miss Kelly Canter. James, my new manager, booked me this gig as a rehearsal. Not that I need it. I've been waiting for this moment since I was four year old.
Beau Hutton: Last time I saw you sing, you froze up ...
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Connections

Referenced in Gossip Girl: Gone Maybe Gone (2012) See more »

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Kissin' In Cars
Written by Steven Barker Liles (as Stephen Barker Liles), Rebekah Liles, Brad Warren and Brett Warren
Performed by Bekah Hailey Band
Courtesy of Stylesonic Music, LLC, Rockapop Music and It's a Birthday Party Publishing
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Movie was Excellent
16 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am honestly starting to not even bother looking at IMDb before I rent or go see a movie because they always seem to be way to harsh or not even at all close. My wife and I just watched Country Strong with Tim Mcgraw, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Gerrett Hedlund and we both thought the movie was awesome!!! Very very good acting and Garrett Hedlund should def think about a music career or at least put out an album, because that guy has a very unique voice, and he is awesome!

The movie shows the trials and tribulations in the star world and what i can do to someone and I thought it was just a very good movie. I would highly recommend watching this.


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